Yes, we need a group to educate us on the wonders of sodomy.
Hopefully this will help people wake up to the truth of islam. The religion of peace...ha!
I agree, debate is good and it's great to live in a country where we can have our views and express them.
You say that bible intrepretation is open ended, but actually God is not a God of confusion. He states things simply. Genesis tells us His plan for the family is for a man to leave his parents and cleave to his wife, they become one flesh. How? Through their offspring. The family is a picture of the church, Jesus is the groom and we the church are His bride. The enemy is attacking this, he wishes to destroy God's plans and destroy the family.
Let's look at Nico's history and I don't mean to pick on her but the details are there. Her parents separated when she was little. Devastating to a child. She emulates her beloved daddy, she misses him, she misses having his loving attention in her life. She becomes pregnant at a young age, another clue to this lost father, girls looking for affection sometimes get involved with boys that don't treat them very well but they don't feel like they deserve to be treated well. Another effect of a broken family. I feel that all these traumatic events on a child brings about this putting dad on a pedastal, even to the point of wanted to become just like 'him'. Since I don't know the specifics, this is only a guess of course. But the break up of families and the instability can have devastating effects on kids.
This is not something folks are born with, this is environment. Again, the enemy's attacks on destroying families as God intended.
Think about it, if you were to meet someone and fell in love, married that person, stayed in a committed relationship and had never been sexual with any other than that person, is that something that appeals to you? This is God's ideal. Society is pushing kids into sexual activities way before they are emotionally capable, society puts down kids that want to wait until marriage. Why? Something that is best for adults, best for children, is looked down on, and we can see the results. So many people hurting and looking for answers that won't solve the basic issues they are dealing with.
Arrested on three counts of lewd conduct on a minor girl under the age of 14, plea bargained down to child endangerment.
I think I'll pass.
Interesting, please quote the scripture you are referring to in your post.
You are kind of making God's point, we are all born in a sinful state. It is afterall, a fallen world. We can be born with physical deformities or born into families that don't nurture us very well and fall short. Nobody is perfect, that's for sure.
There was only one perfect, sinless person, Jesus. We can't ever reach His standard of perfection but we can follow Him and follow His wisdom as a life guide. Or we can follow our own selfish pursuits, that will lead to dissatisfaction, slavery to sin and ultimately be held accountable to a Holy God for our choices.
I hope you google and read about folks that have had the surgery and regretted that choice. We reap what we sow. Always.
You can make a god out to be whatever you want a god to be. And then there is the true God. You don't know Him, it takes being in His Word to know Him. God in Genesis tells us His plan, a man is to cleave to his wife and become one flesh. Jesus reiterates this in the new testament. God tells us in the OT and the NT that homosexuality is unnatural and sinful. God gives definite strengths to the sexes, men are to lead, be heads of the family, women are to support and respect them, men are to love their wives as Jesus loved the church, sacrificially. This is God's will for families. God knows what is best for us and let's us know through His word.
We can see from the high rates of HIV/AIDs that MSM are experiencing is not what is best for society. They are the fastest growing group of HIV sufferers in this country, not a good lifestyle choice, for sure. God's ways are best. Abstinence until marriage, staying true to your marriage partner, certainly avoids a lot of problems that our society is currently facing. I'm not saying people shouldn't have free will, what I'm saying is for true contentment in this life, consider Jesus and following Him. We reap what we sow and there are consequences to bad choices.
I tell you the truth, God would not want you to have unnecessary surgery or take unnecessary drugs. Intersexed is a whole other issues, it's not common, it's not a mental issue but a physical abnormalty that is very tough on folks, their parents and having to make huge decisions at their child's birth. It's not really a good argument or rationalization for transgender.
I saw the Indepent paper with Nico on the cover, she is a beautiful young woman. It's heartbreaking to think of her getting surgery when that isn't going to solve her basic conflict. Here's some links to folks that regret getting it done...
Get into the Word, it's the best book ever written, a true love letter to us from our Lord, Jesus Christ. I know many folks are not looking to God in His Word for answers...just look at the headlines, love is growing cold, just as God said it would in the last days.
For Nico and other's that are suffering with this condition...
...usually an emotional problem, not really a sexual one. The "transgendered" label reflects a sexual identity confusion and not a true condition. God doesn't create a person with the genitals of a male and the consciousness and heart of a female. In Genesis 1:26, the Bible says, "And God created man in His image, in His likeness; male and female He created them....and it was very good." Maleness and femaleness are God's choice, determined at conception. But growing into one's masculinity or femininity and embracing it can be thwarted by very early events that prevent children from having a clear sense of their gender. Gender identity is a developmental issue, and it starts at birth. All the many, many layers of affirmation and validation of one's personhood that contribute to self-understanding (of which gender is a part) start getting laid down the moment one is born, and they go on hour by hour, day by day, for years in childhood. No wonder so many people think they were born gay, lesbian, or transgendered! They can't remember all the way back to birth when the messages they received about who they were, had yet to be delivered. In addition, some people perceive the messages of parents and family differently than what was intended, and those perceptions ARE their reality.
The biblical view is that God's intent for every male is to grow into masculinity, and for every female to grow into femininity. When that doesn't happen, the culture has come up with new labels to describe something new and different: transgendered, transsexual. I believe God isn't affected by these new labels nor does He have to honor them: He sees the people behind the labels as His precious, broken children. It's only recently that the culture has tried to suggest that "a woman in a man's body" and vice versa is a variation of what is normal and right. The biology of sex alone tells us that homosexuality (under which these other categories of emotional/sexual dysfunction should be put) is not normal. The Bible tells us (Gen 1:26) that God's intent is heterosexuality, with definite boundaries between men and women in both appearance and behavior.
If you want real help, God will be there.
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